Parent Weekly Update 3/29/2020
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Hello WPE Families!
Wow – what an incredible change all of our worlds have endured in the last two weeks. I am so grateful that we are a strong Leadville community – we have really come together as a CREW in support of our own in so many ways.
*I hope this message finds you all healthy and safe. This is such a challenging time for so many of us as we are all navigating a new normal.
*This week, our staff has been reaching out and connecting with families. We have also worked hard to develop at-home learning activities. We’re so happy to hear that so many of you are participating in the daily food distribution and to know that some of you have already begun to design your own schedules and activities for enrichment at home. We are so proud that more than 600 students get lunch each day through our schools. We miss our students so much! If you have not yet heard from your child’s teacher yet, please feel free to email them (addresses can be found here). Please include the best way to contact you, in case we don’t have updated contact information for you. We want to keep up our relationships with you, as it is super important!
*On Monday, 3/30, we will have packets available for all of our students so that each child has the resources they need to continue practicing their skills. You should have already received communication about the packet pickup, and I’d like to share the details with you again (see below). If you know of a neighbor, friend or relative who is not receiving these communications, please reach out to them to help make sure that their child can also participate in these school activities.
Keep in mind, that these packets are designed to provide stimulation, review and extension related to learning that has been taking place this year. Please take time to create a daily schedule that works for you and your child to accomplish some academics and play. We hope that these packets will provide a source of interesting work and enjoyment and not a battle between you and your child. Please allow your child choice in how they work through packet, break work into manageable time segments, and use your discretion as to how much of any type of work is appropriate for your child. Most importantly, please celebrate their accomplishments!
If you have access to wi-fi and electronic devices, you can use the attached letters to access Lexia and RAZ kids as optional activities to do at home:
Click here for Lexia link: https://www.lakecountyschools.net/westpark/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/03/Lexia-Core5-Parent-Letter-2.pd
Click here for RAZ link: https://www.lakecountyschools.net/westpark/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/03/RAZ-Letter-1.pdf
WPE Bedtime stories – please search and “like” this fun Facebook page featuring some of our favorite staff members reading books. I’m trying to upload videos more frequently since we don’t get to spend time together!
Lexia Core5 Reading – supplemental reading skill practice that Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade students can use at home (parent/sibling help is only needed if the apple in the corner is red!)
Kids A-Z – fun reading games which students enjoy! Books are in English and Spanish!
Starfall – free website of different educational games, and you can pay more for full access to all games.
Engage NY Math Curriculum – click on the grade level from the Math column to see our math curriculum. You can also click on “Parents and Families” from the top menu for parent resource packets and helpful videos.
Please reach out if we can help with anything during this challenging time. Christy Trujillo (719-427-0105) and Amber Borcyk (719-293-1751) are more than happy to help you navigate these changing times and situations!
*As of right now, all school activities and events through April 17th have been cancelled. We will be waiting upon further direction from the Governor as to what our next steps will be, if school does or does not resume by April 20th. Please check our website and emails frequently for the most up to date information.
Here’s how Packet Pick-Up will work:
- Starting at 8am on Monday, March 30th, learning packets for grades K-6 will be available at the front doors of LCIS 24-hours per day. We will have staff present from 8-4 on Monday to help you with pick up of packets and materials. If your child receives support through special education, they will have an additional packet to pick up.
- Please come to pick up the items at your convenience. If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19, please send someone else to pick up items for you.
- If you come on Monday, you can drive up to the front of the school and stay in your car for delivery. Please tell the staff member which grade level(s) you need, and our staff member will get the items and give them to you. Please remain in your car for your safety.
- We will follow the guidelines on safe social-distancing by having cones to indicate where you should stand and wait if needed. After hours, we will have tables for you to pick up your items and ask for you to stay 6 feet apart from others. We appreciate your patience if you need to wait to pick up your materials so that we have limited numbers of people at any given time.
- Please pick up whatever grade level packets you might need – and you are welcome to pick up materials for friends or neighbors, as well, and leave those items for them in a safe way at their home.
- We will have two weeks’ worth of learning activities for you – all can be completed without technology. Additional ideas which may require technology are included, though these tasks are not expected (i.e. Lexia learning, RAZ kids, etc.)
- We will also have some school supplies available if you need them. As with most items at this time, please take only what you need, as our supplies are limited. We will have pencils, notebooks, erasers, rulers, scissors, crayon bags, etc. It would be great if some items could be shared within a household.
- Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you again in the upcoming week. If you have any questions about the content in the packet, please ask them when you talk!
I am grateful to get to live in this strong community made up of resourceful and compassionate people.
Thank you for your patience with the uncertainty for the weeks ahead – we will get you more information as we flesh out our plans and learn more about the state’s situation.
Kathleen Fitzsimmons, Principal
West Park Elementary
130 West 12th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-6890 (school phone)